Welcome to the Department of Aeronautics webpages on Undergraduate student wellbeing. We believe that successful students require both excellent academic and pastoral support. On these pages you will find information on where to find wellbeing support in the department and in the wider College and you will also find information on external organisations.
See contact information further down this page.
Who you can contact
Aeronautics Student Wellbeing Advisor
Level 1, Room 141B, City and Guilds Building (near the Flight Simulator)
Who you can contact
Student Support Zone
The student support zone is your ultimate guide to wellbeing at Imperial. You can find information about how to access student support services and advice, common concerns, health and wellbeing and personal development. The website also has contact details if you need to speak to someone urgently for support out of office hours.
In the meantime, if you need someone to talk to immediately please call the Samaritans 24hr Free Helpline on 116 123.
If you feel you are experiencing a mental health crisis Call NHS 24 hour Mental Health Crisis Lines:
Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Hillingdon, Brent, Camden and Harrow 0800 0234 650
Ealing, Hammersmith, Fulham and Hounslow 0300 1234 244
Wandsworth 020 3513 4421
Berkshire 0300 365 9999
blocks - disability officer first aiders and safety officers
Departmental Mental Health First Aiders
Jackie O’Neill - email@example.com
Lisa Kelly - firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability Officer and Safety Officer
Dr Oliver Buxton - email@example.com
Dr Nigel MacCarthy - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellbeing Adviser - Amy Picton
The role of Wellbeing Adviser is a new post and enhances the support students receive from their personal tutors. Amy will develop resources, run workshops and awareness-raising events. Amy is also available to speak to on a one-to-one basis on a wide range of issues including settling into college life, relationship worries, stress, mental health, loneliness, concerns about substance or alcohol misuse
Drop in Monday 2-5pm
Appointments can be made with Amy each week until Thursday at 3pm.
Senior Tutor - Dr Sylvain Laizet
Sylvain is responsible for the welfare and academic progress of every undergraduate student in the department. You can speak to Sylvain if you have concerns about your academic progress or if you feel that there are circumstances that are causing you academic pressure.
Tutor for Women - Dr Zahra Sharif Khodaei
Zahra's role as Tutor for Women provides women with additional support and the opportunity to discuss any issues they may be having with a female member of staff. While the first point of contact for each student is their personal tutor, if female students feel more comfortable talking to a female member of staff instead, Zahra is here to support you. In addition, as a champion for equality, diversity and inclusion, her role is to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and fairness in a diverse environment.
Personal Tutors (Various)
Your personal tutor is there to support you in your personal, general academic, and professional development. Through regular contact and the establishment of a supportive and professional relationship, the Personal Tutors maintain an overview of their tutees’ academic progress, development and wellbeing.
Wellbeing reps can signpost you to further support from the Wellbeing Adviser. Wellbeing reps raise awareness of any issues affecting student wellbeing including mental or physical health, finance, relationships, equality and diversity, and personal safety.
Academic reps can signpost you to further support and use your feedback to inform academic staff on issues that students face, including assessments, learning experience, resources and academic experience.